Premier League delays decision on summer transfer deadline
Liverpool’s absolute battering against Manchester City a couple of weeks ago was embarrassing.
After celebrating the title with a few nights on the booze, the players showed an entire lack of focus and professionalism.
However, will they care? in fact not. The Reds bound up their first league title in 30 years a few of weeks ago and what a triumph it had been. There wasn’t a more deserving team this term.
Since that loss at the Eithad, Jurgen Klopp’s men have recovered with two wins on the trot – the main target and therefore the performances are well and truly back.
They may not be as free-flowing as some matches we have seen in 2019/20, but you’ll forgive their players for already being on the beach.
It will be interesting to ascertain whether the Merseysiders can improve on their record from over the last two years. In back to back campaigns, the Reds have surpassed the 90 point mark.
They are one among the simplest teams in world football, if not the simplest after winning the Club World Cup . Surely they can not get better?
It’s not clear who the Reds will target over the summer but one player they have been linked with within the past is Wolves winger Adama Traore.
Sporting Director Michael Edwards has previously been told the previous Barcelona man will cost a substantial sum of cash – €80m (£71.6m) actually .
However, former Liverpool man Stan Collymore has now tipped the club to land both Traore and his Wolves teammate Raul Jimenez during a huge double swoop.
Writing within the print version of The Daily Mail (via Birmingham Live) he said:
“Liverpool should have two Wolves players on their shopping lists this summer – Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore.
“Traore is that the obvious one but Jimenez has settled into the Premier League sort of a duck to water.”
Interesting thoughts indeed.
GIVEMESPORT’S Matt Dawson says…
Traore has been one among the foremost frightening players within the Premier League this season, tearing apart opposition defenders on a daily basis.
The Reds may have already got someone unpredictable in Mo Salah but the Barcelona youth graduate would be a genius player to pull off the bench.
So far this season, the 24-year-old has bagged six goals and racked up a powerful nine assists.
Incredibly though, he completes as many as five successful dribbles per match – it’s no surprise he was described as an “absolute tank” back in 2018.
That tally of dribbles, though, puts him 0.4 before anyone else within the entire division. For further context, Sadio Mane and Salah only complete 1.9 and 1.5 dribbles per outing.
He would be a wonderful signing but at the worth he’s been quoted at, you’d need to question the club if they spent that much on a player unlikely to start out all the time.